Police scuffle with truants

12/21/2011

A 14-year-old and 13-year-old were charged with aggravated battery and resisting arrest after a prolonged battle with police Dec. 19 on the 200 block of South State Street.
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Officer doing body search gets attacked

12/14/2011

Connie Conroy, 39 of Hammond, Ind., was charged with aggravated battery for allegedly attacking a police officer who searched her at the 1st District police station, 1718 S. State St., Dec. 7 at 3:50 a.m.
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Bus stop armed robbery

12/07/2011

A man was robbed at gunpoint while waiting for the bus at on the first block of North Clark Street Nov. 30 at around 7:45 in the evening. An offender approached the man, displayed a small silver handgun from the sleeve of his jacket and said, "Don't say anything; Give me your phone and money."
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Woman killed in UIC hospital parking lot by ex-husband

11/30/2011

A woman was gunned down by her ex-husband in a hospital parking lot as she left her shift at University of Illinois-Chicago Medical Center with her fiancé and a friend late Thanksgiving night, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.
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Fast food hold-up

11/30/2011

An unknown man stuck up the 5 N. Wells St. Arby's on Nov. 23 at about 8 p.m. The offender walked into the Arby's wearing a ski mask and handed the cashier a handwritten note that read, "Give me the money; Don't try to protect what isn't yours. I don't want to want hurt you."
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Robbed at gunpoint, put in car trunk

11/23/2011

Two people had thousands of dollars worth of possessions stolen at the 1500 S. Jefferson St. parking lot on Nov. 18 at about 9 p.m.
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Armed robbery near Union Station

11/16/2011

A man was robbed walking home on the 600 block of West Adams Street on Nov. 12 at around 11:45 p.m. An unknown man approached the victim, gestured in his pocket - implying he had a gun - while telling the victim to comply or risk bodily harm.
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Knifepoint robbery in the Loop

11/09/2011

An unknown offender used the threat of a knife to rob a Tribeca Arts Academy student around 11 a.m. Nov. 1. The student said that upon exiting the 7-Eleven at 179 W. Washington St. the offender approached him and said, "Give me a dollar."
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Downtown vehicle hijacking

11/02/2011

Two unknown men hijacked a 2004 Infiniti Sedan on the first block of East Lake Street Oct. 26 at 1:50 in the morning. The victim told police that the men walked up to his vehicle and one of them claimed the vehicle had a flat tire.
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Chicago weighs smaller pot punishment

A $200 ticket would make money for city instead of losing it on jail

11/02/2011

Small-time pot smokers who get nabbed in Chicago might get a lighter punishment, if a new plan from University Village and Pilsen Alderman Danny Solis (25th) passes the city council.
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